So, according to Larry Lucchino in Thursday’s Globe, championship rings will, in fact, be handed out before the home opener. Further, ownership decided that “everybody who wore that uniform [during the Sox' championship season] should be included” among the recipients. This means folks like Nomar and Abe Alvarez will be sized up.

No word on whether model Gisele Bundchen [the future Mrs. Leo DiCaprio], who donned a Sox shirt to throw out a first pitch last summer, will be included. But certain factions here at SG will gladly volunteer to hand-deliver it. Heh.